Silver Alert for Marathon Co. man last seen in Wausau

Posted: 11:35 AM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 16:35:43Z

Silver Alert issued statewide for missing Marathon Co. man Richard J. Czarnecki. He is a 84 year old white male, 5'7" and 180 lbs. last seen wearing a maroon coat with "Bucyrus Erie" printed on it, black shoes and black pants.

Richard was last seen in his vehicle in the City of Wausau at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday October 6th, 2018 at which time he stated he wanted to go to Crivitz (Marinette County, WI), but asked for direction to Rothschild, WI.

Richard was reportedly sighted in Birnamwood, WI at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday October 6th, 2018 and was last seen driving north on State Hwy 45. Richard’s cell phone pinged off a tower in Crandon, WI on Sunday October 7th, 2018. Richard... is familiar with the Wausau, WI and Stevens Point, WI areas.

Richard also is known to wear black onyx rings with gold settings on both hands and commonly wears a bolo tie. Also, he is 180 lbs, not 190 as originally reported.

His vehicle has minor damage to the driver's side front wheel well area and a mud flap is missing. The vehicle has a trailer hitch.